1. The goal of the sādhaka's spiritual practice (sādhana) conceived as the union of Śiva and Śakti.
2. An old group of texts in Tantrism such as the Brahma-yāmala, Rudra-yāmala, and Jayadratha-yāmala. These are Śaiva texts with Bhairava as the central deity but with strong Śākta tendencies. Dating from the 6th to the 9th cents. CE, they are a source of Śaiva and Kaula developments in Kashmir (see KASHMIR ŚAIVISM).
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